November is National Model Railroad Month and Sheridan's Model Railroad Association put on quite a show Saturday. They displayed a room full of model trains in the old Taylor School basement and Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott was there and brings us this story.
The room was packed as model railroad enthusiasts shouldered their way in to get a peek at what was coming down the track. It was a room-sized model train track with all the miniature buildings, scenery, tiny people and off course, the running trains.
Sixty-seven year-old Harold Huber says interest in model trains is growing.
It's said “Idle hands are the devil's workshop.”
Harold has been working with model trains for over 30 years, sometimes spending four hours a day on his hobby.
As a kid, he remembers the train yard.
Willie Mills is new to Sheridan. He likes the comraderie of the model train club, but as an engineer, a software engineer that is, the rush comes once the work is done.
Model trains can be enjoyed at any age. Listen to six and a half year old Carson Norling.
Faces or not, it's still a model train. Twelve year-old Riis Card belongs to the model train club and says model trains beat video games, hands down.
The club meets Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. For more information call Bill Tully at 674-4885.